45th PARALLEL UNIVERSE ORCHESTRA
May 1st, 7pm
$30 per show, $25 with season package
“The day will come when a freshly observed carrot will start a revolution”
-- Paul Cezanne
We celebrate and welcome Portland’s newest composer resident, Andy Akiho, with a program that features his epic work for prepared piano and string quartet, “Prospects of a Misplaced Year.” The program kicks off with Gabriella Smith’s brilliant work, “Carrot Revolution.”
Gabriella Smith: Carrot Revolution
Gabriella Smith is a composer from the San Francisco Bay Area whose music has been described as “high-voltage and wildly imaginative” (Philadelphia Inquirer); “bold, original and suggests exciting new directions for American music” (Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero)
Andy Akiho: Prospects of a Misplaced Year
Described as “mold-breaking” and “vital” by The New York Times, Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer and performer whose interests run from steel pan to traditional classical music.
Ron Blessinger, violin
Gregory Ewer, violin
Charles Noble, viola
Marilyn de Oliveira, cello
Music from 7pm-8pm. Please join us for a post-performance reception with our artists in our McTavish Room immediately following the performance! Main doors open at 6:30pm. Free tickets for students under 18 years old are available in our box office.